Senior management typically has a solid understanding of flextime — it’s the lawyers who are working side-by-side with women who seem to either be reluctant to make the arrangement work or have misconceptions about flextime and the level of commitment it entails, says Christine Cesare, leader of Bryan Cave LLP's litigation section and a member of the firm's management committee.
I made partner while I was pregnant. It spoke volumes to me that the firm made a commitment to my future even though I was about to go on maternity leave. It wasn’t an easy first year, but that vote of confidence from the firm helped me to know that I would succeed, says Margaret Dale, administrative partner of Proskauer Rose LLP's litigation department.
I succeeded by taking personal chances that give other lawyers sweaty palms. I recall, as a second-year associate, telling the national chair of litigation at my firm that his venue arguments “had Article III problems.” Ultimately, he agreed, says Amanda Martinsek, founding president of Thacker Martinsek LPA.
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday refused to take up an appeal of the disqualification of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida's attorney in its acrimonious dispute with its ex-counsel and former chairman over an alleged embezzlement scheme.
A Florida federal judge on Friday rejected the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida's attempt to disqualify opposing counsel during a hearing over sanctions sought by the tribe's former attorneys, calling the motion “absolutely ludicrous.”
An evidentiary hearing over sanctions in a messy dispute between the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and its ex-attorneys proved unready to launch Thursday, instead leaving a frustrated federal judge smoldering on the bench after she found cause to disqualify the tribe's new counsel.
Regulators on Wednesday announced new safe harbors for tribal members seeking to apply the general welfare exclusion to government programs that provide benefits to tribal members, including those for key areas like housing and education.
One area we're watching closely is the emerging regulation of new trends in transportation, such as autonomous cars, ride-sharing and car-sharing. There will have to be new insurance products and likely new regulatory approaches for these and other innovations, says Pat Hatler, executive vice president and chief legal and governance officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP on Thursday urged a New York appeals court to ditch a legal malpractice lawsuit over fees that Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder had to pay UBS AG during a proxy battle for control of Six Flags Inc., saying its lack of continuous representation makes the matter untimely.
General counsel have shifted their billing rate pressure from associates to partners, scrutinizing each bill that comes across their desks and getting even more aggressive in asking for reduced rates, experts say.
We are keeping a close eye on Dodd-Frank rules and regulations still to be finalized — such as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules relating to disclosure of CEO pay versus the rest of the company’s employees, says Lily Hughes, vice president and associate general counsel of Ingram Micro.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday ratified a deal between New York, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Saint Lawrence County designed to resolve decades-old tribal land disputes and finalize the distribution of big chunks of gaming revenue to local communities.
The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida's former general counsel lobbed the latest volley Tuesday in an acrimonious dispute between the tribe and its ex-attorneys and former chairman by requesting sanctions against the tribe for allegedly destroying tapes of meetings.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a tribal casino operator an unexpected win by refusing to use the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to rein in its sovereign immunity rights, but the decision kicks open the door for new battles in Congress and the lower courts over the outer limits of tribal sovereign immunity, attorneys say.
We are focusing closely on the issue of whether insurance companies should be designated “systemically important financial institutions” under the Dodd-Frank Act. This is one of the most significant issues facing MetLife and the industry as a whole right now, says Ricardo Anzaldua, executive vice president and general counsel of MetLife Inc.
In a major win for tribal casino operators, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Bay Mills Indian Community's sovereign immunity rights protect it from Michigan's attempts to use a federal court to shut down an off-reservation casino that the state says violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
The impact of increasing trade protectionism popping up around the globe is serious and growing. At HP, we are convinced this damaging trend will have a chilling effect on global IT innovation if it is not reversed, says John Schultz, executive vice president and general counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company.
A Minnesota administrative law judge said Tuesday that an 1855 treaty between the Chippewa Tribe and the federal government does not prohibit the construction of Enbridge Inc.’s $2.6 billion oil pipeline that will run through land the tribe ceded to the U.S.
Where some companies may frown upon strong personal relationships between inside and outside counsel, we have created an environment that encourages those relationships. Many of our outside counsel have worked for Caterpillar for 20 or more years. Like us, they bleed yellow blood, says James Buda, chief legal officer of Caterpillar Inc.
New York Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey K. Oing talks to Law360 about Martha Stewart, mingling with his constituents and what he learned while redrawing New York's electoral map.